Central Valley Presbyterian Church really began in 1998, when four families started gathering together weekly for the purpose of Bible Study. These weekly studies led to discussion on a variety of issues ranging from the role of the Church to the relationship between the Church and the family. Initially, these four families drifted to several different congregations within the Central Valley. Throughout the years, however, God continued to keep them in close contact with one another as they considered beginning a new work.
On February 15th, 2004, forty-eight people gathered together in a church member’s living room to begin worship as Central Valley Evangelical Reformed Church. One week later, they secured a lease at the Central Valley Adventist Academy and since that time God has been faithful to add many more households.
In 2006, the church joined with several other churches throughout the country to form the Covenant Presbyterian Church denomination. Then in early 2007, in order to better describe the church, the decision was made to change the church’s name to Central Valley Presbyterian Church (CVP).
In 2011, CVP commissioned three leaders and several households to begin Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove. Today, CVP is again approximately sixty households, but it is our hope that with God’s blessing, rather than grow ever larger, CVP may instead be able to plant new churches in nearby regions.
Throughout the life of CVP, the vision has remained the same: to share the Gospel with our community through sound doctrine and joyful, God-centered worship attended by all ages. May He continue to grow our church and increase our impact throughout the Central Valley and Northern California!